Tivo Bolt overheating?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by missdona, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. missdona

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    It seems as if my new TiVo Bolt is overheating. We replaced the stock hard drive with the Toshiba and it was working pretty well. It's frozen up a couple of times but sprung back pretty easily. It always happens when playing a video via the Amazon app.

    It's in a cabinet, on top of a dvd player, the way our old TiVos were. Is this the fan issue that's being spoken about in the other threads? Do we need to do a fan replacement? Could someone dumb this down for me please?
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    What is the ODT reading?
     
  3. missdona

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    I had it offline for like an hour until it was cool to the touch. It's showing 67 ODT. Thank you @waynomo
     
  4. sfhub

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    If it is 67 while normally running, that is pretty normal.
     
  5. missdona

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    Today it's at 73. We watched a movie on the Amazon app and then netflix and now it's just on TV.

    A few times the screen has gone black and it's shut down when gone black while using the Amazon app. It was so warm to touch while it was shut down, I figured it was overheating. But I could be wrong.
     
  6. genebopp

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    I have had the amazon lock up a few times in the last few days. Once on a bolt and once on a mini. Maybe amazon was the problem.
     
  7. KyleLC

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    Mine has randomly gone black and rebooted while watching a recording. It's happened twice so far -- today and a day or two ago. Both times I have checked the temperature immediately afterwards, and it was normal, like 67 or less.

    I have the Toshiba hard drive in mine as well. Could it be using a little too much power and causing the random reboot?
     
  8. sfhub

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    I used to think the Bolt had a 2A power supply like the Roamio, but apparently it has had a 3A power supply since the beginning, so I think from a power standpoint the power supply should be fine. It can handle 36W and the Bolt uses something like 13W. I doubt the Toshiba would get it beyond 15W so there is plenty of capacity to handle everything.

    It could still be a power supply problem, but not because the power supply didn't have enough head room, but because it is malfunctioning. Usually, but not always, you can see this by using a voltmeter as the voltage will drop below 12V even without load. I would think this is a long shot on a relatively new bolt. It usually takes years for something like that to crop up.
     
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  9. KJN

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    My bolt was running at 65 to 67c. I took off the cablecard door and raised the Bolt on 1" blocks, the temp dropped to 58c. I then put a little USB fan in back, blowing over the Bolt, temp now 47.
     

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